Movies have always been a blessing, and also one of the best sources of entertainment for mankind. There’s no doubt that it will continue to be an integral part of the entertainment for a long period. Various studies have proved that apart from just entertainment, watching movies is also a good stress-buster.
In today’s age when a major portion of our lives are spent travelling back and forth to work and home, achieving work targets, boardroom meetings, completing daily tasks, meeting up with deadlines, etc catching up with movies is like a breath of fresh air.
Movie watching experience is no less than therapy, as it helps to destress our mind from serious thoughts and problems we have in life be it personal or professional, at least for a short time.
Gone are the days where people limited themselves watching movies only to a certain or particular language(s) they knew. Thanks to the internet and modern technology like mobile phones, laptops, tablets, etc, and also various OTT platforms that today’s generation has no issue whatsoever to catch up films on the go.
The interesting part is, today’s generation isn’t hesitant to catch up with movies with good content irrespective of language barriers. Being said that, today we at Koimoi bring to you 5 original South Indian films which were remade in Bollywood and proved to be successful.
1) Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein (Minnale)
Director Gautham Menon’s Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein was a remake of his Tamil directorial Minnale. Just like Hindi, the original too had R.Madhavan in lead along with Abbas and Reema Sena. The film when released was loved by the audience as it struck a right chord then with them especially the youth. In Hindi Saif Ali Khan reprised Abbas and Dia Mirza played Reema Sen’s part in Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein.
Music from both Tamil and Hindi version of the romantic drama when released were chartbusters. Be it Title track or Zara Zara Behkta Hai one gets to hear these popular tracks every now on then. Similarly, Vaseegera from Minnale is a quite popular track that will make you hum its tunes. One of the most interesting parts of both Minnale and Rehna Hai Tere Dil Main is that both Tamil and Hindi released in the same year 2001.
2) Tere Naam (Sethu)
2003 released Tere Naam with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and actress Bhumika Chawla in lead, was one of the most loved films of that year in the Hindi film industry. Salman with his intense acting and his character Radhe Mohan won hearts and applaud from all across. Tere Naam is without a doubt one of the biggest milestones in his filmy career. The actor literally had cinemagoers in tears with his intense and powerful performances at the cinema halls.
If you have seen the Hindi version, then let us tell you the original film Sethu with Tamil superstar Chiyaan Vikram in lead will leave you awestruck. Chiyaan Vikram showcased one of his many best performances in this romantic drama as a fierce yet soft-hearted college student who can surpass any limits for his friends and his love interest. Sethu also bagged a National Award under the category of Best Feature Film In Tamil in the year 1999. The original was helmed by writer-director Bala. Whereas the Hindi remake was helmed by Satish Kaushik.
3) Heropanti (Parugu)
Bollyood sensation and heartthrob Tiger Shroff who made his grand debut in the Hindi film industry with 2014 released Heropanti had both audience and critics take notice of his acting alike. Tiger’s action sequences and dance moves had the cine-goers go ‘Ohh la la’. Despite being his debut film, audience appreciated his performance and the film had a great run in theatres and at the box office following which it was declared a Hit.
It is never that easy be it for a regular newcomer or star kid to prove their acting caliber with their first film, especially if its a remake of a successful film, like here, in this case, the Tiger Shroff starrer was a remake of super-hit Telugu venture Parugu. The original had Telugu superstar Allu Arjun in lead, who apart from his acting is also known for his style, action and of course dance. The original had the cash registers ringing on its release in the year 2008 and was equally liked by classes and masses. While the original was helmed by Bhaskar, the Hindi remake was directed by Sabbir Khan.
4) Garam Masala (Boeing Boeing)
Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar and the macho man John Abraham starrer Garam Masala which released on the occasion of Diwali back in 2005, had the audience ROFL following their funny chemistry, comedy timing and witty one-liners in this Priyadarshan directorial. Just like the Hindi remake, the original Boeing Boeing (inspired from 1960’s French play with the same name), which released back in 1985 was a blockbuster hit then.
The comedy caper had cinemagoers in tears with laughter following one after another humorous situation the lead actors get stuck every time. Boeing Boeing too was helmed by Priyadarshan with his friend and Mollywood superstar Mohanlal and actor Mukesh in lead roles. The Mohanlal starrer is still considered to be one of the best Malayalam comedy films in Mollywood.
5) Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty (Thuppaki)
The action-thriller starring Akshay Kumar in lead struck a proper chord with the audience right from the word go. The film showcased how an army official and his group of men who despite being on a holiday risks their life and serves the country by putting everything at stake. The original film was made in Tamil which is titled Thuppaki with Kollywood superstar Thalapathy Vijay in lead. The film gave a glimpse to the audience on the lives of our brave soldiers serving our nation by putting everything at risk irrespective of day, time, place etc. Thus showcasing the fact that no matter how tough the situation gets, for a soldier his country and safety of its citizens come first. Bot the original and the Hindi remake were helmed by A R Murugadoss. While the original released in 2012, the Hindi remake released two years later i.e in 2014. Both the films had an outstanding run in theatres and drew the audience to the ticket window, and garnered over 200 crores plus combined.